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College Football Week 9: TV Schedule and watch notes

We take a look at the notable games and prospects playing in week 9.

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The college football season is winding down, and there still is a lot left to be decided in how the playoff race will shake out. This week features just two matchups between ranked teams, which means we could see some upsets on the last Saturday in October.

#3 Ole Miss at #24 LSU (7:15 P.M. ET)

Not often is LSU an underdog in their home stadium, but tonight that is the case. LSU will try to run the ball against a #6 ranked Ole Miss run defense, which could shape up to be a 49ers vs. Seahawks smashmouth type game. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace will have a big say in how this game goes. Wallace has put together a great season thus far in the nations toughest conference. Wallace has thrown for 1,899 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. I've been impressed with how fast he's been going through his progressions and getting rid of the ball quickly. Under LSU head coach Les Miles, LSU is 45-4 at home in night games. Good luck Ole Miss.

#20 USC at #19 Utah (10:00 P.M. ET)

Things didn't start off well for USC this season under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, but it looks like the Trojans are finally gelling. Last week USC quarterback Cody Kessler set a school record throwing seven touchdowns against Colorado. On the year, Kessler has been highly efficient, throwing for 18 touchdowns with just one interception. USC can run the rock with the best of them as well, as their running back Javorius Allen leads the PAC-12 with 909 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. If Utah wins this game, they will have to pressure Kessler heavily, and they have the personnel to do it. Utah leads the entire nation in sacks with 33, and Utes defensive end Nate Orchard is second overall with 10.5 sacks.

What games will you be watching? Any upset predictions?

12:00 PM Texas at No. 11 Kansas State ESPN
12:00 PM Rutgers at No. 16 Nebraska ESPN2
12:00 PM UAB at Arkansas
12:00 PM Memphis at SMU
12:00 PM Minnesota at Illinois ESPNU
12:00 PM Maryland at Wisconsin BTN
12:00 PM North Texas at Rice
12:30 PM North Carolina at Virginia ESPN 3
1:00 PM Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan ESPN 3
1:00 PM San Jose State at Navy CBS Sports Network
2:00 PM No. 25 UCLA at Colorado Pac-12 Network
2:00 PM Ohio at Western Michigan ESPN 3
2:00 PM Massachusetts at Toledo ESPN 3
2:00 PM Akron at Ball State ESPN 3
2:00 PM Georgia Southern at Georgia State ESPN 3
2:30 PM Kent State at Miami (OH) ESPN 3
3:30 PM No. 1 Mississippi State at Kentucky CBS
3:30 PM Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State ABC
3:30 PM Texas Tech at No. 10 TCU FOX
3:30 PM No. 22 West Virginia at Oklahoma State ESPN
3:30 PM Florida Atlantic at No. 23 Marshall FOX Sports 1
3:30 PM Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh ESPNU
3:30 PM Central Michigan at Buffalo ESPN 3
3:30 PM Oregon State at Stanford ESPN2
3:30 PM Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss
3:30 PM Boston College at Wake Forest ESPN 3
4:00 PM Vanderbilt at Missouri
4:00 PM Old Dominion at Western Kentucky
4:00 PM UNLV at Utah State
5:00 PM Temple at UCF
6:00 PM No. 15 Arizona at Washington State Pac-12 Network
7:00 PM Syracuse at No. 21 Clemson ESPNU
7:00 PM Wyoming at Colorado State
7:00 PM UTEP at UTSA
7:04 PM Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe ESPN 3
7:15 PM No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 24 LSU ESPN
7:30 PM No. 4 Alabama at Tennessee ESPN2
7:30 PM South Carolina at No. 5 Auburn
8:00 PM No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State ABC
10:00 PM No. 20 USC at No. 19 Utah FOX Sports 1
10:45 PM No. 14 Arizona State at Washington ESPN